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The Royal County of Berkshire Show never fails to entertain. My highlights this year were the return of the Army motorcycle display team, The White Helmets, and a brilliant New Zealander and his “sheep show”. I could explain the last one but you really have to see it. It’s laugh-out-loud stuff...

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The referendum result was a surprise to pollsters, betting agencies and even many in the Leave campaign. In the following weeks, the media has concentrated on the political impact rather than on what Brexit actually means. The establishment of what is effectively a new Government has been dramatic, even brutal. The new Prime Minister has made a firm start showing that she has thought hard about the job. The fallout has also affected other parties with leadership elections taking place in the Labour Party and UKIP...

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Richard Benyon was re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Newbury on 7 May 2015, with an increased majority of 26,368. Richard won 61 per cent of the vote share.



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